U.S. International Travel Receipts and Payments: 2005 Preliminary Data

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Annual 2005
Travel and Tourism Balance of Trade
Travel & Passenger Fare Receipts & Payments [Millions of Dollars]
  Exports Imports Balance of Trade
Country/Region Travel Receipts Passenger Fare Receipts Total Travel and Tourism Receipts 2004/2005 % Change Travel Payments Passenger Fare Payments Total Travel and Tourism Imports 2004/2005 % Change Balance of Trade 2004/2005 % Change
All countries $81,680 $20,931 $102,611 10% $69,175 $26,066 $95,241 6% $7,370 88%
                     
Canada $8,952 $2,634 $11,586 10% $7,002 $348 $7,350 -5% $4,236 55%
                     
Europe $27,220 $7,166 $34,386 8% $23,273 $13,310 $36,583 8% -$2,197 -20%
     Belgium- Luxembourg $535 >$324 $859 1% $262 $26 $288 15% $571 -5%
     France $2,371 $727 $3,098 16% $2,937 $1,641 $4,578 3% -$1,480 16%
     Germany $3,810 $1,076 $4,886 4% $2,591 $2,424 $5,015 11% -$129 -169%
     Italy $1,594 $607 $2,201 23% $2,881 $647 $3,528 6% -$1,327 14%
     Netherlands $1,015 $449 $1,464 -6% $982 $837 $1,819 21% -$355 -855%
     Norway $369 $242 $611 22% $142 $0 $142 -31% $469 59%
     Spain $1,299 $283 $1,582 19% $1,140 $240 $1,380 -12% $202 187%
     Sweden $695 $53 $748 10% $198 $105 $303 29% $445 0%
     Switzerland $686 $247 $933 3% $411 $420 $831 3% $102 -3%
     United Kingdom $10,684 $2,780 $13,464 6% $7,133 $4,481 $11,614 18% $1,850 -34%
     Other $4,162 $378 $4,540 5% $4,596 $2,489 $7,085 0% -$2,545 8%
                     
Latin America and Other Western Hemisphere $18,488 $5,562 $24,050 3% $21,888 $3,033 $24,921 2% -$871 22%
  South and Central America $15,987 $4,715 $20,702 5% $17,015 $2,443 $19,458 5% $1,244 1%
     Argentina $461 $293 $754 -2% $409 $59 $468 11% $286 -17%
     Brazil $1,577 $624 $2,201 18% $674 $317 $991 6% $1,210 30%
     Chile $330 $94 $424 9% $238 $109 $347 1% $77 71%
     Mexico $6,791 $1,709 $8,500 11% $10,240 $973 $11,213 10% -$2,713 -6%
     Venezuela $1,135 $354 $1,489 12% $280 $63 $343 17% $1,146 11%
     Other $5,693 $1,641 $7,334 -5% $5,174 $922 $6,096 -3% $1,238 -13%
  Other Western Hemisphere $2,501 $847 $3,348 -9% $4,873 $590 $5,463 -10% -$2,115 10%
     Bermuda $44 $24 $68 0% $240 $0 $240 -27% -$172 34%
     Other $2,457 $823 $3,280 -10% $4,633 $590 $5,223 -9% -$1,943 6%
                     
Africa $1,179 $42 $1,221 4% $1,497 $472 $1,969 2% -$748 1%
     South Africa $314 $1 $315 11% $264 $177 $441 -32% -$126 66%
     Other $865 $41 $906 2% $1,233 $295 $1,528 20% -$622 -63%
                     
Middle East $1,819 $250 $2,069 9% $1,362 $760 $2,122 -5% -$53 84%
     Israel $926 $250 $1,176 8% $388 $399 $787 3% $389 18%
     Saudi Arabia $203 $0 $203 17% $88 $18 $106 -43% $97 908%
     Other $690 $0 $690 9% $886 $343 $1,229 -5% -$539 18%
                     
Asia and Pacific $24,022 $5,276 $29,298 20% $14,153 $8,143 $22,296 16% $7,002 34%
     Australia $2,244 $559 $2,803 10% $1,188 $901 $2,089 13% $714 1%
     China $1,181 $353 $1,534 38% $2,104 $487 $2,591 30% -$1,057 -21%
     Hong Kong $447 $146 $593 3% $1,084 $873 $1,957 7% -$1,364 -9%
     India $1,519 $98 $1,617 16% $1,493 $187 $1,680 32% -$63 -153%
     Indonesia $209 $146 $355 10% $176 $0 $176 22% $179 1%
     Japan $12,719 $3,801 $16,520 26% $2,788 $1,260 $4,048 20% $12,472 28%
     Korea, Republic of $2,551 $57 $2,608 14% $1,002 $1,281 $2,283 13% $325 20%
     Malaysia $153 $0 $153 9% $160 $74 $234 -6% -$81 26%
     New Zealand $495 $0 $495 5% $584 $607 $1,191 8% -$696 -10%
     Philippines $540 $55 $595 2% $488 $457 $945 -15% -$350 34%
     Singapore $412 $12 $424 6% $549 $308 $857 42% -$433 -112%
     Taiwan $881 $12 $893 -2% $885 $1,229 $2,114 21% -$1,221 -47%
     Thailand $200 $4 $204 -17% $693 $77 $770 27% -$566 -56%
     Other $471 $33 $504 22% $959 $402 $1,361 -1% -$857 11%

Travel Receipts and Payments: These accounts cover purchases of goods and services by U.S. persons traveling abroad and by international visitors traveling in the United States for business or personal reasons. These goods and services include food, lodging, recreation, gifts, entertainment, local transportation in the country of travel, and other items incidental to a foreign visit. U.S. travel transactions with both Canada and Mexico include border transactions, such as day trips for shopping and sightseeing.

Passenger Fare Receipts and Payments: These accounts cover the fares received by U.S. air carriers from international visitors for travel between the United States and foreign countries and between two foreign points, the fares received by U.S. vessel operators for travel on cruise vessels, and the fares paid by U.S. residents to foreign air carriers for travel between the United States and foreign countries and to foreign vessel operators for travel on cruise vessels.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (October 2006)